Marijuana worth Indian Rupees one crore, intended to be smuggled to Sri Lanka, was seized on Wednesday at a beach in Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram, police said. The marijuana was supposed to be exchanged for gold, the Press Trust of India reported.
The Police also arrested a retired Tahsildhar for allegedly helping the smuggling of the marijuana from the Athiaman beach. He allegedly owns a garden where he hoards marijuana that he smuggles.
Police said they seized 196 kg of ‘Kerala Marijuana’ from the area.
On Tuesday night, 10 kg ganja was seized near Uchipuli in Rameswaram.
Police arrested a Sri Lankan national in connection with the seizure. (Colombo Gazette)